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Colin Farrell, Mel Gibson to headline ‘War Pigs’

/ 08:52 PM August 01, 2018
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Irish actor Colin Farrell is to co-star in “War Pigs”. Image: AFP/Valery Hache via AFP Relaxnews

Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell, both with backgrounds in comedy-tinged action movies, are to play two ex-marines involved in a revenge mission prompted by the death of a fellow soldier.

Their goal puts them up against a drug cartel and in line to make off with millions of dollars in illicit funds.

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The film will be directed by Tommy Wirkola, who gained international attention for 2009 Norwegian World War II zombie horror “Dead Snow” and then oversaw 2013 fantasy adventure “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” and 2017 sci-fi “What Happened to Monday”.

Following “War Pigs”, Gibson is heading back to both directing and the World War II arena, having received praise for “Hacksaw Ridge” after a decade’s worth of controversies.

Farrell’s upcoming films include November 2018’s crime thriller “Widows” and Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” remake for March 2019. JB

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